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19th February 2017

TRANS IRISH SEA MATCH RACE 2017

Following last years sucessful meeting on the Isle Of Man a date has been set for this years event.

It will take place at Jurby Circuit on the Isle Of Man on Sunday 1st october 2017.

We are hoping this year to expand to include teams from other countries.

If you are interested in taking part please contact our race co-ordinator Alan Naul (Details on Contacts page ), as soon as possible to enable us to access discounted ferry prices.

“KIPPER RACES”, ISLE OF MAN 2017

Club members are again invited to this years Kipper Races on the Isle Of Man which take place around the streets of Peel. The event is on the first Saturday of TT week and so getting ferries may be an issue, but again if you are interested in taking part please contact Alan Naul as soon as possible.

15th March 2017

Mike Rhodes has taken some amazing drone video footage of 50cc Motosyko bikes in action practicing at Jurby circuit.

The video is well worth a watch and can be found at the following link :- www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmsRAPtZ09M

22nd March 2017

Regs and entry forms for the 2nd round of the club championship at Tonfanau circuit are now available.

Log on to the club forum to download them or visit the Tonfanau website HERE.

The event is also round 1 of the ACU 50cc championship and so entry numbers are likely to be high so enter TODAY !

TONFANAU REGS AVAILABLE ! ISLE OF MAN VIDEO

17th April 2017

ACU National Championship 1st round !

On Sunday 16th April the first round of the ACU National 50cc Championship took place at Tonfanau circuit in Wales.The series will produce 2 champions one Classic and one Freetech.

Seen on the left are the proud riders on the Classic podium. In first place Paul Whiting,2nd Marty Roberts and 3rd Steve Lawton.

The race was the first 50cc race of the day and was every bit as exciting as expected with a full grid of 21 50cc bikes taking part.

This race, along with races 2 and 3 , counted towards the club championship. After this meeting Paul Whiting leads the Open Championship. With Alan Naul leading the Air Cooled just ahead of newcomer Michael Houghton.

Michael received the RLT special award on the day for a beautifully prepared bike and consistent performance.

For full results see the Championship pages

17th May 2017

ACU National Championship 2nd round and  Club Championship round 3

Its “all change” and “hold on very tightly now please” at the top of the points tables in the latest rounds of the championships.

A nasty fall in the first race of the day at Mallory park denied ACU and Club open class leader Paul Whiting any points scoring, however he remains at the top of the Club open class table ….but only just, as despite running out of fuel in the first race Kevin Burton reduced the gap between him and the top spot to just 3 points shy of Paul, with Sam Grief knocking Martin Robbins off of the third spot.

In the ACU Table Paul again stays at the top but Sam Grief jumps in to take the second place in the accumulated totals. Martin Robbins retains joint third place.

The Air Cooled championship, Newcomer Michael Houghton dramatically leap frogs up the table to top spot opening up a 28 point lead over second place man Alan Naul.

See the Championship points tables for the full picture and the full race report in the next club newsletter.

9th July 2017

Club Championship round 8 changed to Mallory Park

Due to circumstances beyond our control the last round of the club championship has had to be changed to a meeting at Mallory Park on the 22nd of October.

Many thanks to EMRA for accommodating us.

9th July 2017

Prize money donation for Lydden Hill meeting.

The club are  once again grateful to Mr William Spencer who has again donated prize funds for the Club Classic championship to take place at Lydden Circuit in August.

This is a very generous gesture and the club and its members are looking forward to taking part in the event.

3rd August 2017

Sad news of Angel Nieto.

We were deeply saddened to hear today of the tragic death of 50cc racing legend Angel Nieto.

Angel died following a road traffic accident  on a quad bike in Ibiza.

Holder of 13 world titles, he was a giant of lightweight motorcycle racing revered amongst the whole  racing community.

He was famously superstitious and always referred to his number of championship titles as 12 +1 !

He was an inspiration to all generations of 50cc racers and will be sadly missed We send our sincere condolences to his family at this sad time.


10th August 2017

Sam Grief storms to victory again at Aberdare Park.

Another terrific Aberdare Park meeting was held last weekend thanks to Derek Smith and all his crew who made the meeting run smoothly as usual.

Sam Grief as usual on top form stormed to victory in both the ACU round and our club championship.

It was great to see Allan Richardson back on track and also Richard Done who came all the way from the Isle of Man to compete. Mick Smedley and Nigel Franklin  had an excellent weekend of racing along with Colin Purslow who had 2 second places ! The crowd loved the 50’s and the mix of Classic and Freetech bikes over the weekend was very exciting. A full report will be in our next club newsletter.

17th August 2017

Sad news of John Lee.

News has reached us today of the death of John Lee.

John , former club secretary and long time member of the club sadly passed away yesterday.

We send our sincere condolences to his family at this sad time.


28th August 2017

Club Championship round 6 ACU Championship round 5 Lydden Hill Circuit

A fantastic day’s racing at the club’s visit to Lydden Hill circuit in Kent for round 5 of the ACU championship resulted in a win for Paul Whiting placing him third overall in the championship, at the moment. Marty Robbins, having taken second place on the day, has overtaken Sam Grief for the top spot in the championship after Sam had a rare mechanical failure. Kevin Burton secured third on the day maintaining his fourth position on the table.

The last ACU round is on the 24th of September at Cadwell Park with all still to play for as any of the top 3 could potentially clinch the title !

The picture to the right shows  both the Classic and our friends in the Freetech class at Lydden Hill.

The win from Hudson Kennaugh secures him the Freetech championship this year. Well done and congratulations to Hudson from the Classic club. Securing second place in this round was Mark Bainbridge and Bradley Wilson in the third spot. Second and third places are still to play for in the Freetech championship !

The picture to the left shows  the winners podium from our own club championship. Sam Grief, the winner on the day, tightened his grip on the top spot in the club championship. Marty Robbins again in another good performance clinched second on the day with Paul Whiting taking the third spot.

Prize money for our championship was again most kindly donated by Bill Spencer. We can’t thank you enough for your support Bill it’s very much appreciated.

Ian Cowles clinches Tonfanau 50cc championship !

Ian Cowles has clinched the Crewe and South Cheshire club’s 50cc championship !

At the last round of the 2017 Crewe and South Cheshire Motor cycle Championship held at Tonfanau Circuit in Wales yesterday, Ian, who expertly builds and prepares his own machines, put in a sterling performance to secure his place at the top of the table.

He will be presented with his trophy at a presentation evening later in the year.

Well done Ian on your success .